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For one week in January... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
For one week in January 1925, the nation held its breath waiting to hear if a supply of
Brian Mardsen, director of the... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Brian Mardsen, director of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams at the
Rick Warren tells a story... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Rick Warren tells a story of a friend of his, named Ron, who took his young son and six
In his book, The Other... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
In his book, The Other Side, the late James Pike (deceased American Episcopal
Christy did not want to... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Christy did not want to take a Latin class. The class in marketing that she wanted was
Although the Sadducees did not... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Although the Sadducees did not believe in the afterlife, many ancient peoples did. The
For one week in January... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
For one week in January 1925, the nation held its breath waiting to hear if a supply of life-saving
When kids are growing up... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
When kids are growing up, they often test their peers to see how they will react to outrageous quest
Pastor, Elaine began, my mother... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
"Pastor," Elaine began, "my mother wants to know who she will be married to when she dies and goes t
In the John Grisham novel... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
In the John Grisham novel, The Firm, the lead character faces a very difficult quandary.
Do you remember those dreaded... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
Do you remember those dreaded word problems from math class?
Con artists target our seniors... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
Con artists target our seniors in many get-rich quick and other schemes.
Paul attempts here to provide... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
Paul attempts here to provide some instruction concerning the Second Coming.
Brian Mardsen, director of the... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2001
Brian Mardsen, director of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams at the Smithsonian Astrophy
God has called the believers... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
God has called the believers in Thessalonica, Paul notes, "through our proclamation of the good news
Sometimes it is difficult to... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
Sometimes it is difficult to stand up for truth when evil rules.
After winning independence for Texas... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
After winning independence for Texas by defeating General Santa Anna, Sam Houston was twice Presiden
As we approach the next... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
As we approach the next millennium, we hear more and more end time prophecies.
When I was going to... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
When I was going to seminary, I got a phone call one afternoon from the local cemetery.
Question: What does Jesus say... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
Question: What does Jesus say when we ask, "What's in it for me?" Answer: Nothing!
Questions about religion or personal... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
Questions about religion or personal matters can be very tricky and lead to misunderstandings.
Ordination is a historical honor... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1998
Ordination is a historical honor given to persons for particular ministries.
James knew his death was... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1995
James knew his death was not going to be an easy one.
In his celebrated autobiography, Frederick... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1995
In his celebrated autobiography, Frederick Douglass tells the story of his life as a slave.

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Hey, Charlie Brown! -- Luke 20:27-38, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Haggai 1:15b--2:9, Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
Barbara Jurgensen is writing on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 this week: eternal comfort.

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Frank Ramirez
These scriptures remind us that a life worth living must be worthwhile. Meaning and purpose is found in what we do. Part of the new world envisioned in these scriptures includes the ways what we do gives us a sense of self-worth and value. This is true for us as Christians and as the church. We are saved by our faith in Jesus, not by our works, but our work in Christ is its own reward.


Isaiah 65:17-25
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Isaiah 65:17-25
This lesson promises that children will no longer be born for calamity, that there will be no more premature deaths in the city (vv.vv.21,23). As of late April, there had been 711 murders in 2019 in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Brookings Institute found in 2013 that a child’s income level is closely related to the income his/her parents made. The lesson assures us that better days lie ahead, but not because of what we do. Martin Luther well expressed this point:

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
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“The Days Will Come” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Divine Will Brought About by God’s Design” by Frank Ramirez

The Days Will Come
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 21:5-19

“Repent for the end is near!” the wild looking man thrust a pamphlet into Vera’s hands. He then moved back to the edge of the sidewalk. “Stop wasting your time!”

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Arley K. Fadness
“Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am He!’” (v. 8a)

Hello children,

It is fun and exciting to see you today. I hope you are happy to be here. I have a special message to share with you from the Bible and particularly Jesus’ words.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Trevor was in trouble again. He had never been in trouble in year six, but now he was in year seven, everything had changed.

It seemed to start with the new school. Trevor had arrived on the first day proud and smart in his new school uniform, but one of the teachers had shouted at him for having his blazer unbuttoned. Trevor had stared in amazement, his mouth open. He couldn't believe anyone could be so stupid as to care whether or not he wore his blazer undone.

"Do your blazer up boy, don't stand there looking like a half-wit," the teacher had snarled.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
This text forms the last portion of the long judgment-salvation oracle that is contained in Isaiah 65. It comes from Israel's post-exilic period, when for the first time in the Old Testament, the Lord divides his covenant people into two groups, those who will be judged and those who will be saved. The difference between them is that one group has depended on the Lord for its life, while the other has not and has deliberately turned away from its Lord (cf. 65:1, 11-12). Trust, faith marks the way by which God's saving acts will be received.

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